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COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates and Guidance

The County is taking a number of actions to keep residents safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19. Find status information for County operations and services.

Department of Health Overview

Notice Regarding the Coronavirus

The Maryland Department of Health is closely monitoring the rapidly changing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus), both in the U.S. and China. Marylanders are encouraged to protect yourself and your loved ones from respiratory viruses like the coronavirus by practicing everyday actions like washing your hands thoroughly, covering your cough, avoiding close contact with people who are sick, and staying home from work or school if you are not feeling well.


To make the best possible information available, we have instituted a hotline for any coronavirus related calls. The hotline is open seven days a week, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 410-887-3816 with your coronavirus-related questions.


More information on the coronavirus is available for healthcare providers at:


View mental health resources for children and families, pregnant women and new moms and older adults. Online resources [PDF] are also available for individuals seeking recovery and wellness support services.


Community Event Requests—Baltimore County Department of Health and Human Services is taking a number of actions to keep their staff and residents safe in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. One of those actions is to immediately suspend program representation to all community events through the end of April. For questions or concerns, call 410-887-8467.

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Gregory Wm. Branch, M.D., MBA, CPE, FACP
Director, Health and Human Services | Health Officer
6401 York Road, Third Floor
Baltimore, Maryland 21212-2130

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Phone: 410-887-BCHD (2243)
TTY users call via Maryland Relay 7-1-1

The Department provides language assistance services free of charge to persons with limited English proficiency.

It is the vision of the Baltimore County Department of Health (PDF) to have healthy people living, working and playing in Baltimore County. Our mission is to promote health and prevent disease through education, advocacy, linkage to resources and treatment thereby improving the quality of life for Baltimore County residents. As a service-oriented agency, we encourage you to use our website to learn more about our services and get important health information. You can also sign up to receive alerts, news and information about upcoming events. View the Department's fiscal year 2019 annual report (PDF). 

Programs and Services

  • Animal Services—Get information about lost pets, pet adoptions, spaying and neuter services, microchipping and more.

  • Environmental Health Services—Get information on monitoring and consultation regarding food facilities, swimming pools and water sampling.

  • General Health Services—Get information on available health services for the general public and specialty groups and our health centers.

  • Information and Resources—Get information on a variety of health and safety topics and resources.

Revised March 30, 2020         


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